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Citrine Informatics

Team Members: 

Bryce Meredig (MBA, GSB), Greg Mulholland (MBA, GSB) Dr. Kyle Michel and Prof. Jens Norskov (ChemE)

Citrine Informatics' software aggregates and analyzes huge quantities of scientific data to help customers rapidly invent and manufacture new materials with desired properties. The use of computers and algorithms to analyze thousands of potential candidates before laboratory testing is what Citrine's faculty advisor Jens Norskov has been building during his tenure as director of the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science & Catalysis, which designs catalysts for fuel cells, batteries, and devices that produce clean fuel.

With the Innovation Transfer Program's support, Citrine worked with Norskov’s research team as a pilot project and began talks with several major chemical companies. In April 2015, Citrine began a collaboration with Materials Project (MP), a multi-institution research effort housed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In July, Citrine began supporting an Obama Administration initiative, The Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge.

Citrine has raised nearly $10 million, including from such funds as Innovation Endeavors and XSeed Capital. The company has hired several employees and won a small business innovation research grant from the National Science Foundation. Industrial catalysis is a $14-billion industry globally.

Read the innovation spotlight article about Citrine

Learn more:

Citrine Informatics Wins 2018 Best in Biz Awards Start-up of the Year November 2018

Citrine Informatics makes Forbes' list of 25 Machine Learning Startups to watch August 2018

Citrine Informatics Closes Financing Round to Meet International Demand for Materials-Driven AI April 2018

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Speed Discovery of Metallic Glass April 2018

Citrine: The AI Company that Helps Boeing Cook New Metals for Jets December 2017

Engineers Have Found a Way to 3D Print Super Strong Aluminum September 2017

Artificial Intelligence: The Future of New Materials Discovery August 2017

Citrine named to CB Insights' "AI 100" list January 2017

Stanford startup founders stress need for sustainable energy support network October 2016

Meredig participates in Stanford Energy Seminar on state of clean energy entrepreneurship October 2016

Data mining our way to the next generation of thermoelectrics January 2016

Shaping tomorrow's breakthrough materials June 2015

Citrine organizes materials science hackathon for Obama Administration February 2015

Mulholland named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in "Energy" category January 2015

Meredig representative of surge in young MBAs founding their own companies June 2014